Monday, August 29, 2011

BABA SHUDDHAANANDAA'S USA PRESENTATIONS


NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

Swami Shuddhananda Brahmachari is visiting NYC to give speeches about Sri Sri Baba Lokenath at September 6th, 2011, 6:00 PM at Bangladesh Hindu Mandir, 94-39 44th Ave., Elmhurst, NY.
(718) 446-6727 www.babalokenathny.com

CHICAGO AREA: LISLE, IL 9/9/2011

Simple, powerful, user-friendly tools
for stress and life management.

Where: Yoga Rhythms
6450 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532
http://www.yoga-rhythms.com/ 630-778-5991

When: Friday September 9, 2011

Time: 7 – 8:30 PM
(free event, donations will be collected for Baba’s missions)

For information call Margo at (630-778-5991)
Or e-mail margo@yoga-rhythms.com

Visit Baba at http://www.feelinghearts.org/

Sri Shuddhaanandaa (Baba) is a world-renowned motivational teacher and author of numerous books. He has presented his Regeneration program at numerous venues around the world, including locally Naperville City Council, Naperville Police Dept., Foundations Fighting Blindness, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Village of Downers Grove, Math and Science Academy, Central DuPage Hospital, Rush Copley Hospital, Carmelite Center, St. Thomas, Buddhist Library. He was the keynote speaker at the Global Youth Conference, Washington. DC and lectured at Parliament of World Religions. He was a delegate to the Millennium Peace Summit at the United Nations.

SAN JOSE, IL 9/16/2011


An inspiring talk by Sri Shuddhaananda (“Baba”)

Karma:
From bondage to Freedom

Friday, September 16th, 2011
7 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Adobe Building, Jose Higuera Adobe Park, 1830 N Park Victoria Dr, Milpitas
Near the intersection of N Park Victoria Dr and Wessex Pl

What is Karma? Is it bondage of some work done in the past? Most people say 'why should a
child or I suffer today for something which was done in some unknown previous birth (past)?’.
Sri Shuddhaanandaa will take you deeper on this most mysterious riddle of all times. His
teaching revolves around the message that karma is not punitive but is the very step toward
higher life.

Join us to listen to him and feel his presence which speaks the language of his experience.

Sri Shuddhaanandaa is a pragmatic, universal spiritual teacher from Kolkata, India, where he is
also a leading-edge sustainable development leader. Baba leads workshops around the globe.
He supports human beings in awakening to our inherent power to transform our lives from within and create healthy, balanced lives that contribute to our world. His dynamic blend of incisive intelligence, immense compassion, his vibrant presence and free-flowing delight impart theenergy and naturalness of realization to everyone in his audience.

Contact: Ashis Khan, 408-907-0103; ashis@ieee.org
http://www.feelinghearts.org/

SAN JOSE, CA 9/17/2011

An inspiring talk by Sri Shuddhaananda (“Baba”)

Making Your Mind Your Best Friend

Saturday, September 17th, 2011
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Berryessa Library, Community Room, 3355 Noble Avenue, San José

Sri Shuddhaanandaa will speak on his popular book “Making Your Mind Your Best Friend”
(available at www.amazon.com) helping you to understand the difference between the
conditioned mind and the mind that is ever anchored in the Spirit of infinite potential and
possibilities. Instead of saying 'control your mind' he brings to you a new concept of 'Befriending
the mind'. Listen to him and meditate with him to reach to the calmed state of your own friendly
mind, the Essence of your divine SELF.

Sri Shuddhaanandaa is a pragmatic, universal spiritual teacher from Kolkata, India, where he is
also a leading-edge sustainable development leader. Baba leads workshops around the globe.
He supports human beings in awakening to our inherent power to transform our lives from within and create healthy, balanced lives that contribute to our world. His dynamic blend of incisive intelligence, immense compassion, his vibrant presence and free-flowing delight impart the energy and naturalness of realization to everyone in his audience.
Contact: Ashis Khan, 408-907-0103; ashis@ieee.org
http://www.feelinghearts.org/

PORTLAND, OR 9/18/2011

SRI SHUDDHAANANDAA BRAHMACHARI (“Baba”)

BREATHING PEACE, BREATHING JOY:
Finding Sanctuary and Inner Harmony through the Breath

Sunday, September 18th
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Old Church, SW 11th & Clay, Portland OR 97205

The gateway to freedom, peace and joy is as close as our own breath. In the breath, we all gain direct access to the infinitely harmonious, inherently intelligent, universal energies that give birth to vibrant health, beauty and balance in living systems. In the breath, we hold the emotional space, blueprint, and possibility for the freedom, joy and health of the spirit to amplify and deepen – and, ultimately, to manifest in ourselves and the world.

Baba Shuddhaanandaa is a pragmatic, universal spiritual teacher from Calcutta, India, where he is also a leading-edge sustainable development leader. Baba leads workshops around the globe. He supports human beings in awakening to our inherent power to transform our lives from within and create healthy, balanced lives that contribute to our world. His dynamic blend of incisive intelligence, immense compassion, his vibrant presence and free-flowing delight impart the energy and naturalness of realization to everyone in his audience.

Baba will also be available for a few private appointments on Monday, September 19th.
Contact: Ann Shannon, 503-539-7844; prayerdancer1@gmail.com.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Baba Travels to Bageshwar, and UK, Blessing All



Bageshwar Himalayas: standing on the terrace of Baba Lokenath Temple at Bageshwar, overlooking the picturesque snow capped mountains of Himalayas, Baba Shuddhaanandaa is inviting one and all to visit this wonderful heaven on earth.





Gossai ji honors baba: Bankim Gossaiji, on behalf of all the devotees of Mahalaxmi Temple, honors Baba Shuddhaanandaa with a beautiful scarf as a sign of respect. Baba accepts it bowing with reverence.


Baba speaks at Mahalaxmi Temple: The Mahalaxmi Temple at Honor Oak Park, London, presided over by Sri Bankim Gossai, recipient of the honor of "Order of British Empire" welcomed with love Baba Shuddhaanandaa and devotees from Trinidad who built the temple, listened with rapt attention his nectarine words of wisdom. This is Baba's second visit to this Holy Shrine dedicated to Laxmi Narayana and other Deities of Hindu Faith. Baba said, It's all in the mind, happiness or unhappiness these are nothing but states of mind, and it is very much up to us as to what kind of mindset we create, for we only reap the consequences of our actions and thoughts in our life. The simple art of spirituality is, to grow in consciousness, so that you are conscious of your thoughts and actions and you take complete responsibility to set right your attitude to life and always be positive and faithful to the divine. He exhorted the devotees to be cautious about their thoughts and actions for they can create either bondage for them, or can lead them toward ultimate freedom. He said, there is no greater help than Self Help. it's only when we resolve to improve our life, by following the path of truth and love, forgiveness and tolerance, patience and perseverance, that we see the flowering of the seed of divinity that we all carry in our hearts. The audience was virtually mesmerized during the course of one and a half hours of Baba's lecture. Paying rich tributes to Baba's tireless work with the poor and underprivileged on the streets of Calcutta and in the remote villages of Sunderbans, Gossai ji, said, Baba Shuddhaanandaa personifies the teachings that so effortlessly flow from his mouth, which brings to life the holiest of the Hindu Scriptures in the language of the the modern times of rationality and practicality. He only wished, with all the other the devotees present at the Temple, that Baba should return to this Temple very soon for a series of lectures on practical spirituality for not less than seven days.



Baba at Greenwich : Sri Shuddhaanandaa addressed the gathering at the Greenwich Temple in London on 2nd July 2011, where he spoke to devotees belonging to one of the oldest Hindu Temples of UK, on the Simple Path of finding peace and happiness in life. He led the group in to a silent meditation and also discussed at length about the simple things that every individual needs to keep in mind in order to first manage his/her own mind before one steps out to manage the minds of others. He said, happiness is not something that you can get by demanding it from others, but by sharing your inner sense of contentment in life with others first. Give before you ask, is the motto one should follow in life to see the beauty and beatitude that life offers, he said. The President of the Temple, Dr. Madhu Baksh, introduced Baba to the audience with the words, that with due respect to all the Swamis and Mahatmas, this simple saintly person brings to us a message which is fresh and new, practical and scientific. He indeed is a Saint with a difference. She promised to all the devotees, that next year when Baba comes back to London, she with the help of all others, organize a very big gathering at the most prestigious auditorium in London so that many youth and true seekers can listen to his practical approach to religion that transcends all dogmas, and sectarianism.














Saturday, March 12, 2011

Prayers for Suffering from Tsunami, Earth Quake in Japan

I am in such awe and shock as i see the devastation in the unprecedented earthquake and tsunami in Japan, that i have lost all my words to express the deepest pain in my heart for hundreds of families who have lost their lives and lives of their dear ones.

Energy in her destructive manifestation is the most painful thing to witness, but the same energy in her manifestation of love is so full of compassion.

Let us all join our hearts in prayers to the Mother Divine so that She manifests Her compassionate form to her erring children. Who else but Mother can forgive Her children for any mistakes.

I do pray to all our devotees to sit in silence and feel deeply the pains of those who are in agony in Japan as if it is happening to ones who are members of their own families, and open their hearts in earnest prayers to the Lord of the Universe who is the Sustainer of life in this planet to have compassion for the afflicted in the Tsunami that hit Japan.

We have no powers other than to be in the path of Truth and Love and fill the world with positive vibrations of peace love and harmony. We can only pray with tears of devotion to melt the heart of the Most Compassionate One.

Pray and Meditate and evoke all that is Positive Light in this world for that is the need of the Hour.

Prayerful child of God,

baba

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lokenath Divine Life Mission 25th Jubilee Celebration


Baba Shuddhaanandaa in ecstasy chanting the Divine Name


Children from Sunderban Village projects perform awesome gymnastics show at the Festival

Distribution of Prasad to thousands of devotees

Colorful Dance presentation by the little angels of Mission run Street Children School, Kalighat

A section of the devotees at the Auditorium listening to Baba's Chants

An ailing child from our Sunderban school recovers through Yoga and gives his wonderful show.

Lokenath Divine Life Mission founded by Sri Sri Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari celebrated its 25 Years of Celebration of service to the suffering humanity on 12 and 13 February 2011.


The Mission serves hundreds of thousands of poorest of the poor women and children in slums of Kolkata and islands of Sunderbans through Micro Credit, Children's Education and Community Health services with prime focus on 'Preserving dignity. Creating Consciousness'.

Yoga and gymnastic is mandatory for all children in the Villages and Slum Street schools run by the Mission. Gymnastic performance of the Mission's village schools stunned the audience. Street and Village children of Mission's schools demonstrate "Education for all" at the procession procession,. Men and women joined in large number in the procession on Calcutta streets with Baba Lokenath in a Chariot (1730-1890)


On 12 a very colorful procession through the busy streets of Kolkata "Nagar Sankirtana" was conducted followed by thrilling performance of dance and yoga by children of Village and Street schools.


On 13 Holy ceremonies, distribution of prasad and also Bhajan and Chants were conducted highlighted by Baba Shuddhaanandaaji's Bhajans and enlightening discourse on Life and Teachings of Baba Lokenath and also on The art of Transcendence.
Gosaba and Hingulganj islands of Sundarbans, our project hubs, come with amazing Yoga and gymnastic teams.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Rashbehari School Has New Home!

Baba Visits School on the Footpaths Shortly Before the Move

Baba started this street school way back in 1995 for the children and their mothers who live on the footpaths near the Rashbehari -Chetla junction of South Calcutta. Ever since many many street dwellers received not only non-formal education in this pavement school (amazing as may sound!) but lots of love and caring which they are deprived of from the very birth. Many of the children who joined the first years of the school are now grown up and are married and have children. When ever Baba visits the school that is their happiest day.
The Children with Baba, Enjoying Their New School Room
The children after spending 15 years attending their daily classes on the footpaths, where many batches of children have come and gone to better schools or homes and are employed in different capacities, are now in 2010 shifted to a rented premises very close to where they had the footpath school earlier.
When Baba inaugurated the school in Dec 10 he made the children to thank God for this gift through a silent meditation for few minutes. The pictures are taken during the meditation session. Baba asked the children how do they feel in the new premises; Very Very happy said the jubilant angels.